President Donald Trump continues his terror on New York City traffic with a visit tomorrow to Le Cirque, the longtime Midtown East French fine dining restaurant. Trump will descend on the bankruptcy-addled restaurant for a private fundraising dinner with “major GOP donors,” the Washington Post reports, in an effort to rouse some money out of the group for the Republican National Committee.
The president has visited the stalwart frequently in the past, both for meals and as a place for fundraisers. Last year, a Le Cirque rep said that Trump likes the Dover sole — a common dinner dish for him — and the pasta primavera, an unlisted menu item.
Le Cirque has a long history in NYC, opening in 1974 before moving to its current location in the Bloomberg building in May 2006. It’s pumped out big-name chefs like Daniel Boulud and David Bouley, but in more recent years has had its share of troubles, including filing for bankruptcy, a punishing one-star review from the Times, a sexual harassment lawsuit, and an unpaid wages lawsuit.